Panel on the European Parliament as an International Actor

Although its importance is growing, the international role of the EP remains a neglected area of academic study. In order to foster an inter-disciplinary discussion that reflects the complexity of the topic under study, researchers from Political Science, Law and International Relations will gather in the 2nd European Festival, to be held in Florence, Italy on Wednesday 8 May 2013. The event will take place in Palazzo Vecchio – Salone dei Duegento. Piazza della Signoria, 1 . .Firenze, Italia.

The Panel will consist of three sessions:

1. THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AS AN INTERNATIONAL ACTOR: A POST-LISBON RE-EVALUATION
• Stelios Stavridis (ARAID/Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain): The EP as an international actor
• Sergio Fabbrini (LUISS “Guido Carli” University of Rome, Italy): EU foreign policy and accountability after Lisbon: the challenge of a “union of states”
• Guri Rosén (ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, Norway), In for a penny, in for a pound? The advance of the European Parliament into the Common Foreign and Security Policy
• Nicola Lupo (LUISS “Guido Carli” University of Rome, Italy), The external role of the EP President

2. RECENT EMPIRICAL DEVELOPMENTS (I)
• Lorella Di Giambattista (Italian Senate, Rome, Italy) & Luigi Gianniti (Italian Senate, Rome, Italy), The role of the European Parliament within the Inter-parliamentary Conference on the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)
• Elena Jiménez-Botías (UB, Barcelona, Spain), The European Parliament and the Responsibility to Protect
• Maria Romaniello (IMT institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy),The role of the European Parliament in the International Arena: The SWIFT Affair
• Gianfranco Dalia (University of Naples, Italy) & Rosaria Tiri (University of Naples «Parthenope), The «veto» of the European Parliament on ACTA: a new international role for the EP

3. RECENT EMPIRICAL DEVELOPMENTS (II)
• İlke Toygür (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain & European University Institute, Florence, Italy), Voting in the European Parliament: Strengthening External Relations? The example of Turkey
• Valentina Rita Scotti (LUISS “Guido Carli” University of Rome, Italy), The European Parliament and the Republic of Turkey: from the Ankara Agreement to the on-going accession process
• Maria Dicosola (LUISS “Guido Carli” University of Rome, Italy), The European Parliament delegations to the EU-Croatia and EU-FYROM Joint Parliamentary Committees: political conditionality through “inter-parliamentary dialogue”?
• Cristina-Maria Dogot (University of Oradea, Romania) & Simion Costea (University “Petru Maior”, Târgu-Mureș, Romania), The European Parliament, Russia and the ENP/EAP Countries